We will manage your money properly.Every pound that is spent, is spent wisely.
You’ll spend money wisely? Really Ed??Labour councils have been spending millions on cars, redesigning their own plush ofﬁces and evensuggested a wine terrace. They have spent thousands on self-publicity, tutorial DVDs and in onecouncil, Labour spent
on a new silverware cabinet. Across the country, Labour have wasted millionsof pounds while closing libraries, Sure Startcentres and other essential services.Labour locally, are as bad as Labour nationally.Has Ed Forgotten? In Government his was theparty which spent:
on a failed IT system for the NHS
on failed ﬁre control centres
on furniture and luxury sofas for Labour’s plush Government ofﬁces.
DVDs telling you how to unblock a sink
A £15,000 oil painting
Repairs to a road only used bycouncillors
More political staff
A new silverware cabinet
A concert in honour of a Labour mayor
Luxury cars for council executives
Legal fees to unmask a mystery blogger
Major refurbishments to council ofﬁcesSo what have Labourcouncillors really spentyour money on?Islington is one of Labour’s ﬂagship councils. The council is cuttingservices and laying off
140 staff in the year ahead. It has axed
fundingfor 16 police community safety ofﬁcers and thirteen staff in the community safety unit.So in tough times, how have they spent your money in Islington?
just spent on 'refreshing' the council website but the difference are minimal
on producing a community safety DVD to show to councillors at the last full councilmeeting
on creating new parking spaces, that will only raise £500,000
wasted on a consultation about future housing which they decided not to ﬁnish
spent on ‘re-branding’ the council housing serviceFocus on Islington
- Ed Miliband